Ten years ago, Illinois Senator Richard Durbin introduced the Dream Act on behalf of children brought to the United States by their parents. The Dream Act would give undocumented students brought into the U.S., under the age of 16, a chance for “conditional” citizenship and an opportunity to earn a higher education. Congress is taking up the issue this week. Empriss Campbell has the story of one University of Florida student who is anxiously awaiting the decision in Washington.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPDreamAct.mp3]
University of Florida President Kent Fuchs announced his support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals following the Trump administration's Tuesday announcement to end the program. “The DACA program and our 'Dreamers' add significantly to our university’s excellence in education, research and the economic impact the university has on our state," Fuchs said in a statement.